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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. The writing system of a language. Correct or standardized spelling according to established usage.

2. Involve at least two people. It includes the ability to maintain eye contact - understand body language of others - take turns in a conversation - stick to the subject - and use oral language appropriate for the situation.

3. A type of test score that is calculated based on the age that an average person earns a given score within the tested population.

4. Making sense of what we read. Comprehension is dependent on good word recognition - fluency - vocabulary - worldly knowledge - and language ability.

5. A word to which affixes are added. A base word can stand alone.

6. Anglo-Saxon - Latin - Greek

7. A letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning or ending of a base word or root that creates a derivative with a meaning or grammatical form that is different that the base word or root.

8. The curved diacritical mark above a vowel in a sound picture or phonic/dictionary symbol notation that indicates a short sound in a closed syllable in which at least one consonant comes after the vowel in the same syllable.

9. An ability test is designed to measure either your general intelligence or your mental aptitude in a particular area. For example

10. Edward III - English again becomes the official language of the state -Chaucer - Canterbury Tales - English borrows from Latin and Greek languages - Anglo-French compounds appear (gentlewomen - gentlemen - faithful - etc) - Latin layer of language -

11. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

12. Present the whole and teaches how this can be broken down into component parts.

13. Wide Range Achievement Test

14. Screening test. Elementary age only. Asks test taker to name the letters of the alphabet

15. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.

16. The knowledge of the various sounds in the English language and their correspondence to the letter or letters that represent those sounds.

17. Two vowels standing adjacent in the same syllable whose sounds blend smoothly together in one syllable. There are only four diphthongs in English. These are ou/out - ow/cow - oi/oil - oy - boy

18. Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile

19. Expects child to learn reading as "naturally" as speech - Uses child's oral language as content for reading - Uses child's oral language as basis for spelling instruction - Children learn to "read" by reading and re-reading "big books" together with

20. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

21. Given normal hearing - the ability to understand spoken language in a meaningful way.

22. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

23. Feeling through fingertips

24. State Board of Eduation

25. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

26. Gray Oral Reading Test-Fourth Edition Screening test. Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties Standard Scores - Percentile Ranks - Grade Equivalents - Age Equivale

27. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

28. A standardized test designed to efficiently measure the amount of knowledge and/or skill a person has acquired - usually as a result of classroom instruction. Such testing produces a statistical profile used as a measurement to evaluate student learn

29. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

30. The curved line placed beneath c to indicate its "soft" or (s) pronunciation - as opposed to its hard or (k) pronunciation. Students use the coding on c before the letters e - i - or y (the softeners) - to remind themselves to pronounced the (s) soun

31. Ability to understand and express spoken language

32. Given normal vision - the ability to recognize and interpret information taken in with the eye.

33. A pattern of letters (found in a single syllable) which occurs frequently together. The pronunciation of at least one of the component parts is unexpected or the letters stand in an unexpected sequence ( ar - er - ir - or - us - qu - wh)

34. Set of principles that dictate the sequence and function of words in a sentence in order to convey meaning - must include grammar - sentence types - and mechanics of language

35. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.

36. The ability to organize thoughts and express them verbally to convey meaning to others

37. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!

38. A word made from a base word by the addition of one or more affixes

39. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

40. International Multisensory Structured Education Council

41. The process of systematically gathering test scores and related data in order to make judgement about an individuals ability to perform various mental activities involved in the processing - acquisition - retention - conceptualization - and organizat

42. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

43. Reading can be learned as naturally as speaking - reading is focused on constructing meaning from texts using children's books rather than basal or controlled readers - reading is best learned in the context of the group - phonics is taught indirectl

44. Was a pivotal event in English history. It largely removed the native ruling class - replacing it with a foreign - French-speaking monarchy - aristocracy - and clerical hierarchy. This - in turn - brought about a transformation of the English languag

45. A word that is immediately recognized as a whole and does not require decoding to identify. A sight word may or may not be phonetically regular.

46. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies

47. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

48. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

49. Individual Educational Plan

50. Four adjacent letters representing one sound (eigh)